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Tonight I am grateful for the opportunity to eat lunch with my wife. Elysha and I work together in the same school, and a few times a week, our lunch schedules coincide, allowing us to sit down together.

Today was one of those days. 

In June, our second child will be born, and with that baby will come an end to these lunchtime meetings. Elysha will take the following school year off to stay at home with our new baby, and there is a good chance that when she returns to work the following year, we will no longer be teaching in the same school.

Elysha and I have worked together for nearly a decade, and I have loved every minute of our time together. It’s hard to believe it’s coming to an end. As a result, I cherish the time that we still have together, even as I am ever cognizant of how quickly it is slipping away.